When Sarah and Courtney of The Say It Southern asked me to join them at their annual fall retreat that was an immediate "YES" for me. A chance to get away, impact women, and enjoy some girl time?.....ummm, yes please! They asked me to speak about how to live a life with joy and purpose and to share my story.
They hosted the retreat for 50 ladies in an area known as 30A-- a lovely strip of beach along the Florida panhandle. Imagine blue water and white sands...absolutely dreamy. One of the most special events during the retreat is the Friday night dinner. Guests are treated to a full VIP experience with dinner among twinkling lights, shopping, and delicious food & drinks. When they asked me to style the tables for the dinner, Freshly Set was a no brainer for the beautiful linens for our tables.
Freshly Set has designer linens available for rental for small or large groups. I chose their blue and green Amanda Lindroth tablecloths, and I mixed in placemats, napkin rings, and multi-colored napkins. Bamboo chairs and pretty multi-colored florals pulled the whole coastal look together.
One of my best tips for easy entertaining is to know that everything doesn't have to be matchy-matchy. AND-- that's what I love about companies like Freshly Set. I mixed colors and patterns to create more of a collected and interesting look for our guests. See the full setup here:
It was a wonderful evening spending time with these ladies, and they each left with their own signed copy of DesignHER. I also loved sharing my story about how I went from black yoga pants to finding my #goodjuju. As I've entered my 40s, it's been so important to explore my needs and wants, and to be able to express my true self without worrying so much about what other people think. Finding my #goodjuju means that I am perfectly comfortable to wear a sequin turban to the Publix because it makes me happy. We all have #gooddjuju inside of us....what's yours??
Here's to finding your #goodjuju!
This post is in partnership with Freshly Set and The Say it Southern; however, opinions are my own.